Anheuser-Busch and PepsiCo Agree to Selected Joint Purchasing in the United States

Oct 13, 2009, 17:06 ET from Anheuser-Busch from ,PepsiCo

Agreement is for Indirect Items Used in Companies' U.S. Operations

ST. LOUIS and PURCHASE, N.Y., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Anheuser-Busch and PepsiCo have agreed to jointly purchase certain indirect goods and services in the United States and used primarily for their U.S. operations, such as information technology hardware; office supplies; travel and facilities services; transportation; and maintenance, repair and operating supplies.

The agreement allows both companies to purchase goods and services more efficiently at competitive prices - effectively managing costs that can be reinvested back into areas that will grow their businesses. A team consisting of procurement experts for each company will focus on common areas of spending and negotiate purchases on behalf of both companies.

In the United States, there are many similar goods and services that each company purchases, making the agreement a good fit for the specific needs of both companies for their U.S. purchasing.

Specific cost-savings will depend on the negotiated terms for each purchase.

About Anheuser-Busch

Based in St. Louis, AnheuserBusch is the leading American brewer, holding a 49.2 percent share of U.S. beer sales. The company brews the world's largest-selling beers, Budweiser and Bud Light. AnheuserBusch also owns a 50 percent share in Grupo Modelo, Mexico's leading brewer. Anheuser-Busch ranked No. 1 among beverage companies in FORTUNE Magazine's Most Admired Global Companies list in 2009. AnheuserBusch is one of the largest theme park operators in the United States, is a major manufacturer of aluminum cans and one of the world's largest recyclers of aluminum cans. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev, the leading global brewer, and continues to operate under the Anheuser-Busch name and logo. For more information, visit

About PepsiCo

PepsiCo offers the world's largest portfolio of billion-dollar food and beverage brands, including 18 different product lines that each generate more than $1 billion in annual retail sales. Our main businesses - Frito-Lay, Quaker, Pepsi-Cola, Tropicana and Gatorade - also make hundreds of other nourishing, tasty foods and drinks that bring joy to our consumers in over 200 countries. With more than $43 billion in 2008 revenues, PepsiCo employs 198,000 people who are united by our unique commitment to sustainable growth, called Performance with Purpose. By dedicating ourselves to offering a broad array of choices for healthy, convenient and fun nourishment, reducing our environmental impact, and fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace culture, PepsiCo balances strong financial returns with giving back to our communities worldwide. For more information, please visit

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